Currently ASHRAE is funding different senior undergraduate final year projects at AUB in relation with these topics, these projects are:

      The Chilled Ceiling Displacement Ventilation system; this project includes:

         Control of the entering air and chilled ceiling temperature.

         Simulation and Experimentation in a Chilled Ceiling Displacement Ventilation Systems.  This project is done by the following students:

      Itani, Maher A.

      Keblawi, Amer M.

      Nehme, Nibal H.

      Manasfi, Ibrahim A.

         Design of a system that works above the dew point temperature using reheat.


      Design Test and Build a dehumidification system for humidity control.  This project was done by the students:

      Ajouz, Muhieddine A.

      Horchi, Bassel M.

To view the abstract of this project please click here.


      Development of Design guideline charts for chilled ceiling and displacement ventilation system (CC/DV).

      Farhat, Khaled A.

      Morcos Hayek, Marwan A.

      Khechen, Amin A.

      Nahra, Naji N.


      Development of optimized indicators in an HVAC system for efficient energy consumption and Thermal Comfort.  The students who have done this project are:

      El Marji, Khalil.

      Hebbo, Charbel.

      Hosni, Sohad.

      Rizkallah, Toufic.


      The Desalination Project (to start at the end of 2007).

To view the proposal of this project, please click here.





It is worth to note that the advisor of the above projects is Prof. N. Ghaddar, at the American University of Beirut (AUB).



Projects sponsored by ASHRAE:


Project Duration

Project Title

Support Program


July 1, 2004 June 3 2004

Desiccant Evaporative Cooling Demonstration Unit for Lab Use.


Senior Project Support Program


July 1, 2005 June 30, 2006

Experimental Testing of Radiant Cooling Panel and Displacement Ventilation.


Senior Project Support Program


Jul 1, 2007 June 30, 2008

Experimental Study of a Combined Solar Desalination and Air-conditioning Unit.